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FedEx Doubles EV Fleet With 24 More Trucks
In brief: FedEx Express is adding 24 more electric delivery trucks to its lineup in the next two months, sending them to three new markets.
The two dozen trucks will appear in the current EV market of Los Angeles, but will also appear in new markets including New York City, Chicago and Memphis. The trucks will include vehicles from 3 manufacturers.
15 new Navistar eStar electrics will go into service in all four locations as in-city (urban) delivery vehicles, some of which are part of the NYC testing in cooperation with GE and Columbia University.
2 Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp (FCCC) eCell electrics will go to Chicago and LA as part of testing and on-road use in those locations.
2 FCCC conversion trucks (converted from conventional fuel to electric) will enter the Memphis market as retrofits from existing vehicles there.
5 Ford Transit Connect Electric small vans will be used in Memphis as part of the company's dedicated Information Technology Asset Disposal program on regular routes collecting information technology (IT) assets for recycling or reuse.
And so ...
The new electrics are part of a larger initiative which is looking to replace 4,000 vehicles with newer, more fuel efficient options including natural gas, hybrids, lighter bodied options, and more.
Photo credits: FedEx
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